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Old 03-29-2013, 01:01 AM   #21
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Until you look at the mini ruts in your laminate or hardwood floors. I can't imagine the psi on the points of contact of the golf balls and floor.
EXCELLENT point. And damn iPhone auto correct. Golf balls obviously not gold balls.
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I brought mine home, and into the house myself. It weighs around 700 lbs.
I took it down 3 steps into the basement. I put drum sticks under it to roll it across the floor.

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I move my safes myself, and usually my wife helps .

The door off idea helps, but lining the door back up again, is never easy. For that reason, I leave the doors on.

A pallet jack is also a good idea to own, if you move them around much. Purchased one at an estate sale, to move pallets, and later discovered the pallet jack really helps in moving safes. Big safes have wheels under them, the height of a pallet jack.

I also own a mule, sometimes known as a Johnson bar. It is a 6' long pry bar on two wheels. It helps move the safe, turn a safe, or get it in the air to feed in golf balls.

In nearly 3 decades, we have moved our safes about 6 times, never fun, but we have most always done it ourselves. At first, I hired a tow truck to move the big ones, but that gets costly. They hire out for less money than safe movers, but doing it yourself is the best price.

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Old 03-31-2013, 03:40 AM   #24
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Get a safe that you can carry anywere piece by piece.

The Zanotti safes come that way and so do the Snap Safes and others. That's what I wish I knew about long ago.



http://zanottiarmor.com/safes.htm
http://www.snapsafe.com/

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Novel idea but I like my welded safe.

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Stop by a golf store and get a bucket of range balls. Tilt the safe and feed some balls under. Now push the safe on the golf balls. As they pop out one side, feed more under the other.
I hope he was kidding about this. That's a disaster waiting to happen. Think about it. You have a 1000 LB safe balanced, really, on some golf balls. Do you have any directional control? How are you going to replace the balls in the correct place under the safe as you roll it along? You are going to damage any "soft" hard floor this thing rolls over. If the safe un-balances on the balls, it'll tip, and the corner or edge is likely to make a nice digger in the floor. Like another poster said, if you do this, we'd like a YouTube video, please.

My only other comment is regarding security. Wouldn't the best security be NO ONE knowing you have a large, expensive safe? If you were a burgler wanting to know who in town had a large, expensive safe, who would you talk to? Safe movers. The other poster mentioned an electric dolly you can rent. The right one can climb stairs, too. That's what I'd do. Just my .02 cents.
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Control, it says those things are fire-rated. Do you have one? I wonder how they fire-rate all those joints?

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Just a couple points to make:

Don't think of it as a showpiece-the other day I was over at my neighbor's house and he was showing off his new safe with the fancy interior lights, and I thought about the location- displayed in the basement up against the wall, about ten feet from the sliding glass door! If any burglar looked in the back door or any basement window it would be screaming "STEAL ME"! If you have a room that isn't visible from a window or a door, that would be my choice. Why advertise you have a safe?

Another good idea if your putting in on a concrete floor, build a 2 x 4 or double 2 x 4 frame to put it up on. You can cover it with carpet so it looks decent. Don't place your steel safe directly on a concrete floor. I'd post a picture, but an at the in-laws and will when I get home.

When I moved mine in, I laid it down in the back of my pickup, drove it up to the lower lever sliding glass door, and had a couple friends slide it out and onto a dolly like the one shown in the picture. Then I rolled it into the room and muscled it into place.

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My safe is about 900 lbs empty. I have moved it a couple of times. Refrigerator dolly from U-haul is the way to go. The most interesting move was the last one. We were just moving a couple of blocks in the neighborhood and moved the whole house one load at a time with a Ford Explorer Sport Track. The safe was too heavy to get into the bed of the truck so I strapped the dolly to the back of the truck and had my wife drive REAL slow. Made it in one piece. It must have been a sight. Yes it is bolted down to the slab now. Full it must weigh 1500 lbs. Add 4 anchor bolts and a thief would need a wrecker to take it.

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Here's a great video on gun safes, but a bit long at 27 minutes. Very informative though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ltK-bDbADa8#!

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